By Cat Bates

“The Imagined”: Five Questions with Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is an American poet and educator born in Forest Hills, New York in 1962. Dunn received his Bachelor of Arts in history at Hofstra University in 1962 and received his Master of Arts in creative writing from Syracuse University in 1970. Since 1974 he has been teaching at Richard Stockton College of NJ,…

Completely Subjective: Stephen Dunn’s “The Imagined”

I have grown up in a world of happy relationships, for the most part. My parents are happily married, I have some content extended family members in serious relationships, and I have only witnessed divorce through the eyes of my friends. I remember the moment when my mom told me my aunt and uncle were…

The Great Poem Series: Bruce Bond’s “Pill”

Bruce Bond begins his poem titled “Pill” with the line: “Say you are high all the time” (Bond). This line is bold and is quite alarming to a reader expecting a calm tone like Bond exhibits in his other poems. Yet here it is, the bold first line repeating itself in our minds, found in…